This year our conference will be running on November 3, 4 and 5 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin City.
On Thursday, November 3 our colleagues from the StarT project will present 14 ESR fellows from the StarT network who will present their PhD studies. There will be additional keynote speakers covering the areas of IRD Genomics, Mechanisms of Disease, and Therapeutics. Tickets for the StarT Day are invite-only, however, there is the option to attend the event virtually.
Friday, November 4 is our fantastic Scientific Day and Saturday, November 5 will be our popular Public Engagement Day. While we hope to welcome you personally to our event, we are also aware that an in-person event may not suit everyone. We have virtual tickets available also for those who wish to attend the event online.
We are delighted to announce that we have confirmed the following keynote speakers for Retina 2022:
Abigail T. Fahim, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan
Dr. Nikolas Pontikos
Dr Pontikos is a Group Leader (Senior Research Fellow) at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
He is the Chief Investigator of Eye2Gene (NIHR AI Award Fellow), Deputy Theme Lead for Population and Data Sciences and Institute Representative for Facutly of Brain Sciences Digital Strategy Board.
Vice President, Science Communications at the Foundation Fighting Blindness
Professor Rando Allikmets
Rando Allikmets, Ph.D., is the William and Donna Acquavella Professor at the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology & Cell Biology, and Director of Research at the Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York
Professor Rando Allikmets will also present on Thursday, November 3 at the StarT programme.
Professor Catherine Bowes Rickman
Dr. Bowes Rickman is the George and Geneva Boguslavsky Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and a professor of Cell Biology at Duke University.
Professor Austin Roorda
Professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry and Vision Science. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA
Alessandra Recchia, PhD
Associate Professor in Molecular Biology in the Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Professor Alessandra Recchia will also present on Thursday, November 3 at the StarT programme.
Professor Mariya Moosajee, MBBS BSc PhD FRCOphth
Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Group Leader of Ocular Genomics and Therapeutics at the Francis Crick Institute, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.
Professor Mariya Moosajee will present only on Thursday, November 3 at the StarT programme.
Avril Daly is CEO of the patient-led global umbrella organisation, Retina International.
Mr. David Keegan, Consultant at The Mater Hospital, Dublin, and a specialist in Ophthalmology.
Ben Shaberman, Vice President, Science Communications at the Foundation Fighting Blindness
Brendan Ward, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Working Age Forum
Panel discussion with Dr Ellen Moran, Fighting Blindness, joined by Dr Natalie Hudson and Dr Nikolas Pontikos.
Full agendas for both Scientific and Public Engagement Day will be announced shortly.
The Radisson is providing a conference rate of €190 per night using the promotional code RETINA2022 for delegates. They can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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